Babar’s Celesteville Games by Laurent de Brunhoff (Aug., $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0006-4). When Celesteville hosts the games, bringing athletes from all over the world, Babar’s daughter Flora falls in love with a handsome pole-vaulter. All ages.

Eli, No! by Katie Kirk (Oct., $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8109-8964-1) introduces a disobedient dog with a knack for getting into huge messes. Ages 3 to 6.

Full Moon and Star by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Marcellus Hall (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0013-2). After two friends who do everything together each write a play separately, they work together on a third. Ages 3 to 7.

Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8109-9732-5) follows the activities of three friends from early morning until bedtime. Ages 3 to 7.

I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn, illus. by Julia Denos (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0016-3). As the seasons pass, a crafty mother takes her daughter’s favorite dress through a series of creative changes. Ages 4 to 6.

Marshall Armstrong Is New to Our School by David Mackintosh (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0036-1). A new boy who stands out from the crowd and eats “space food” for lunch invites the class over for his birthday party. Ages 4 to 8.

The Basket Ball by Esme Raji Codell, illus. by Jennifer Plecas (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0007-1). A girl who isn’t allowed to join the boys’ team hosts a “Basket Ball” and attendees form a girls’ league of their own. Ages 4 to 8.

The Jewel Fish of Karnak by Graeme Base (Sept., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0086-6). In ancient Egypt, two thieves steal a magical fish and readers must help unlock the secret to capture it for the pharaoh. Ages 4 to 8.

Tilly the Trickster by Molly Shannon, illus. by Ard Hoyt (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0030-9). In actress Shannon’s debut book, will a mischievous girl change her trickster ways when the tables are turned? Ages 4 to 8.

What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson (Oct., $15.95, ISBN 978-0-8109-8976-4). When the National Animal Choir performs a song by a renowned composer and conductor, nothing goes exactly as planned. Ages 4 to 8.

The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen, illus. by Ryan Wood (Nov., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0033-0). On her first Christmas as a big sister, Joy comes to appreciate what her new baby brother adds to the holiday. Ages 4 to 8.

The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont by Victoria Griffith, illus. by Eva Montanari (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0011-8). Brazilian Alberto Santos-Dumont, who loved flying over Paris in his dirigible, is challenged to a flying competition. Ages 5 to 9.

My Uncle Martin’s Words for America: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference by Angela Farris Watkins, illus. by Eric Velasquez (Sept., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0022-4) reveals how King used his message of love and peace to fight for civil rights. Ages 5 to 9.

10 Little Penguins Stuck on the Fridge by Jean-Luc Fromental, illus. by Joelle Jolivet (Nov., $17.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0137-5) presents magnets based on the characters from 365 Penguins, plus instructions for creating scenes using them. Ages 5-up.

Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World’s Greatest Escape Artist by Janice Weaver, illus. by Chris Lane (Oct., $18.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0014-9). This biography includes original art and archival artifacts. Ages 8 to 12.


Little Pim adds Colors by Julia Pimsleur Levine and Susan Homer (Aug., $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0017-0) and Feelings by Levine (Aug., $8.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0018-7), ages 2 to 4. And The Sisters Grimm continues with The Sisters Grimm Ultimate Guide by Michael Buckley (Nov., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0201-3), ages 8 to 12.


Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book by Tom Angleberger (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0027-9). In this sequel to The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, Origami Yoda tries to save Dwight after he gets suspended from school. Ages 8 to 12.

Reel Life Starring Us by Lisa Greenwald (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0026-2). When the new girl at school gets the chance to do a project with popular Chelsea, she thinks it’s her ticket to a new social life, but Chelsea has big problems. Ages 10 to 14.

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0025-5). A blind orphan who has been schooled in thievery steals a box from a traveling haberdasher that contains three pairs of magical eyes. Ages 10-up.

Misfit by Jon Skovron (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0021-7). A 16th birthday gift for Jael, a half-demon, unlocks her family’s dangerous history and her untapped potential. Ages 14-up.

Deviant by Adrian McKinty (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8109-8420-2). Danny attends an experimental school for “tough cases,” where a killer is out to “clean up” the town. Ages 14-up.

The Phantom Limb by William Sleator (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-8109-8428-8). A teen discovers a mirror box designed for amputees, which creates the illusion of a second limb that warns him of a growing danger. Ages 14-up.


Nerds offers The Cheerleaders of Doom by Michael Buckley, illus. by Ethen Beavers (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0024-8), ages 8 to 12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid adds Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (Nov., $13.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0223-5), ages 8 to 12. And The Popularity Papers adds Words of (Questionable) Wisdom from Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (Oct., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-4197-0063-7), ages 9 to 13.


The High Street by Alice Melvin (Oct., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-85437-943-6). Readers lift flaps to see inside the stores Sally visits on her shopping expedition. Ages 4-8.

Noisy Neighbors by Marion Bataille and Ruth Green (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-85437-942-9) tells of a grumpy snail searching for peace and quiet. Ages 3 to 8.


Mr Benn returns in Red Knight by David McKee (Sept., $14.50, ISBN 978-1-85437-990-0), ages 3 to 8.


Storm at the Summit of Mount Everest: A Choose Your Path Book by Ryan Jacobson and Deb Mercier (Oct., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-59193-275-8). In each chapter, the reader is faced with a decision—sometimes life or death—that determines what happens next in the story. Ages 9 to 13.



Can You Survive issues Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild: A Choose Your Path Book by Ryan Jacobson, illus by Elizabeth Hurley (Oct., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-9774122-3-5) and Can You Survive: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Choose Your Path Book by Jacobson, illus. by David Hemenway (Nov., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-9774122-4-2), ages 9 to 13.



Adventures with Jonny continues with Road Trip to the Parks by Michael DiLorenzo, illus. by Jennifer Julich (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9777210-3-0), ages 4 to 8.


Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George, illus. by Merel Eyckerman (July $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-0510-6) is a back-to-school tale about being brave. Ages 4 to 7.

The Boy from the Dragon Palace by Margaret Read MacDonald, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-7513-0). A boy with the power to grant wishes reminds a flower seller about the meaning of “thank you.” Ages 4 to 7.

The Christmas Pups by Teresa Bateman, illus. by John Kanzler (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1160-2). Three puppies are taken to a shelter where they learn the meaning of Christmas—and find a new home. Ages 4 to 8.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and Their New Skates by Maj Lindman (Sept., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2491-6). First published 30 years ago, this is the story of three Swedish girls who try out their new ice skates at Christmas. Ages 5 to 8.

Miss Fox’s Class Shapes Up by Eileen Spinelli, illus. by Anne Kennedy (July $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5171-4). Miss Fox’s class learns to eat better, exercise, and get more sleep. Ages 6 to 8.

A Funeral in the Bathroom: And Other School Bathroom Poems by Kalli Dakos, illus. by Mark Beech (July $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-2675-0) rounds up such verse as “Flushophobic” and “There’s a Sock in the Toilet” to make kids laugh. Ages 6 to 9.

Wagons Ho! by George Hallowell and Joan Holub, illus. by Lynne Avril (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8612-9). Two girls move from Missouri to Oregon—one in 1846 and one in 2011. Ages 6 to 9.

Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6492-9). Kids in a schoolyard create a snow surprise. Ages 6 to 9.

Desk Stories by Kevin O’Malley (July $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-1562-4). This tongue-in-cheek companion to Backpack Stories compiles six tales of desks gone wild. Ages 7 to 9.

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-6589-6). In Victorian London, an otherworldly presence and a deadly secret emerge. Ages 12 to 17.

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3077-1) imagines 15-year-old Khalid, a boy who is being held without charge at Guantanamo Bay. Ages 12 to 18.


What Am I? by Anne Margaret Lewis, illus. by Tom Mills, welcomes Christmas (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8958-8); Illinois (Sept., $9.99, ISBN ISBN 978-0-8075-8960-1); Michigan (Sept., ISBN 978-0-8075-8961-8); and Halloween (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8959-5), ages 2 to 5. Joining Mermaid Mysteries by Katy Kit, illus. by Tom Knight, are Rosa and the Water Pony (July $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5088-5; paper; $4.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5089-2); and Jasmine and the Treasure Chest (July $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5080-9; paper; $4.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-5081-6), ages 6 to 8. Vampire School by Peter Bently, illus. by Chris Harrison, presents Casketball (July $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8462-0; paper; $4.99 ISBN 978-0-8075-8463-7); and Ghoul (July $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-8464-4; paper; $4.99 ISBN 978-0-8075-8465-1), ages 6 to 8. And The Boxcar Children Mysteries by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by Robert Papp,continues with The Zombie Project (Sept., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9492-6; paper; $4.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-9493-3); and The Great Turkey Heist (Nov., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3050-4; paper; $4.99, ISBN 978-0-8075-3051-1), ages 7 to 10.


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies by Tom Niland Champion and Kilmeny Niland, illus. by Deborah Niland (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-115-3). This story about problem-solving tells of a tall man who lives in a tiny apartment in a big city with 12 babies. Ages 2 to 5.

Monkey Red, Monkey Blue by Nicki Greenberg (Sept., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-443-7). After everyone else goes to bed, two cheeky monkeys have a messy midnight feast. Ages 3 to 5.

Precious Little by Julie Hunt and Sue Moss, illus. by Gaye Chapman (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74175-147-5). This story of friendship, perseverance, and taking a chance features a circus setting. Ages 3 to 5.

That’s Not a Daffodil! by Elizabeth Honey (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-248-8). A kind gardener gives a boy a bulb in this tale about a growing friendship. Ages 3 to 5.

The Vegetable Ark: A Tale of Two Brothers by Kim Kane, illus. by Sue deGennaro (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-74175-996-9). In this twist on the Noah’s Ark story, Noah’s brother has a very different approach to a crisis. Ages 5 to 7.

I Am Thomas by Libby Gleeson, by Armin Greder (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-333-1) is a social justice–themed picture book about finding one’s way in the world. Ages 7 to 9.

Amelia Dee and the Peacock Lamp by Odo Hirsch (Nov., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-74175-301-1). A girl learns a lot about herself and her family while solving a mystery. Ages 8 to 12.

India Dark by Kirsty Murray (Sept., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74175-858-0) is a novel based on the true story of a group of young Australian performers who toured India at the turn of the century. Ages 12-up.

She’s with the Band by Georgia Clark (Oct., paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-7636). Mia’s life has never been as tough, or as interesting, as it is when she turns 15. Ages 12-up.

Triple Ripple: A Fabulous Fairytale by Brigid Lowry (Dec; paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-499-4) weaves together three stories combining a fairytale with a modern girl’s story. Ages 12-up.

Always Mackenzie by Kate Constable (Nov., paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-1-74237-766-7). Can a nerd and a golden girl be best friends after they swear to be enemies forever? Ages 12-up.

How to Talk to Boys by Dianne Todaro (Sept., paper; $16.95, ISBN 978-1-74237-438-3) aims to help girls know how boys think and to avoid awkwardness when talking to them. Ages 14-up.

How to Talk to Girls by Jonathan Toussaint (Sept., paper; $16.95, ISBN 978-1-74237-194-8). A guide for boys that covers such topics as reading girls’ signals, surviving school dances, and mending hurt feelings. Ages 14-up.



American Girl Advice & Activity Books issues Doll Tees Felt Fashions (Aug., $21.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-906-2); Stand Up for Yourself Journal: Quizzes and Questions to Help You Stand Strong Against Bullying by Erin Falligant, illus. by Angela Martini (Aug., paper; $9.95 ISBN 978-1-59369-910-9); Just Grandma and Me: The Fill-In, Tear-Out, Fold-Up Book of Fun for Girls and Their Grandmas by Trula Magruder, illus. by Stacy Peterson (Aug., paper; $10.95 paper; ISBN 978-1-59369-870-6); Lists: A Year of Stuff About Me by Mary Richards (Aug., paper; $10.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-903-1); New Historical Character Just for Fun: The Make-It, Play-It, Solve-It Book of Fun! by Teri Witkowski (Aug., paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-713-6); Design by Me Tropical: Fancy Art & Fun Display Ideas! by Magruder (Aug., paper; $14.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-871-3); Design by Me Wings: Fancy Art & Fun Display Ideas! by Magruder (Aug., paper; $14.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-897-3); Feeling Great: A Girl's Guide to Mixing Fitness, Friends, and Fun by Carrie Anton (Aug., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-905-5); and Paper Shapers Chic Boutique: 3-D Crafts to Make and Display by Mary Beth Cryan (Aug., paper; $14.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-907-9), ages 8-up.

American Girl Historical Character Books introduces Book 1 by Sarah Masters Buckey, illus. by Christine Kornacki (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-651-1; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-652-8); Book 2 by Denise Lewis Patrick, illus. by Kornacki (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-660-3; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-661-0); Book 3 by Buckey, illus. by Kornacki (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-653-5; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-654-2); Book 4 by Patrick, illus. by Kornacki (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-662-7; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-663-4); Book 5 by Buckey, illus. by Kornacki (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-655-9; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-656-6); Book 6 by Patrick, illus. by Kornacki (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-664-1; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-665-8); and Historical Character Play Scenes & Paper Dolls: Decorate Rooms and Act Out Scenes from New Historical Character Stories! (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-844-7), ages 8-up. And Innerstar University offers Dive Right In by Alison Hart (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-914-7; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-909-3); and A Surprise Find by Erin Falligant (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-913-0; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-59369-908-6), ages 8-up.


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Help Me! by Paul Geraghty (July, paper; ISBN 978-1-84939-027-9). This picture book based on actual events reveals the kindness of animals. Ages 3 to 8.

The Heron and the Crane by John Yeoman (Sept., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84939-200-6). A lonely crane asks a heron living at the other end of the swamp to marry him. Ages 5 to 8.

Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High! by John Fardell (Nov., paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-1-84939-147-4). Fed up with drifting around his shoal, Jeremiah wants to swim away and see the world. Ages 5 to 8.

Fallout by Sandra Glover (Oct., paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-1-84270-994-8). After an impromptu party while her parents are away, a traumatized teen realizes that a wrecked house is the least of her troubles. Ages 12-up.


(Lerner, dist.)

I Want a Party! by Tony Ross (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-8089-4). When she sets out to organize the best party ever, the Little Princess forgets one little detail, which has big consequences. Ages 4 to 9.

I’m Sure I Saw a Dinosaur by Jeanne Willis, illus. by Adrian Reynolds (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-8093-1). Is a dinosaur coming ashore? Ages 4 to 9.

The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-8097-9). A lonely beast sets out on a daring journey to find some friends. Ages 4 to 9.

Warduff and the Corncob Caper by Mat Head (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-8095-5). When he gets a call from an anxious chicken, a cat must find a way to outwit a fox. Ages 4 to 9.

When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus by Tom MacRae, illus. by Ross Collins (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-8099-3). A boy who transforms into different creatures as his moods change discovers that his parents have also transformed. Ages 4 to 9.

Elmer’s Christmas by David McKee (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-0-7613-8088-7). At Christmas, the young elephants are very excited for Papa Red’s annual visit—and Elmer has a special treat in store. Ages 4 to 9.



Silly Slider Books adds Colors by Chandler Shannon (Sept., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0831-2), ages 2 to 4. Mini AniMotion offers In Your Dreams by Leslie Jonath, illus. by Jana Christy (July $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0332-4); Ready, Set, Go (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0833-6); and Santa’s Workshop (Oct., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0834-3), ages 3 to 5. New Cut Paper titles are One Spooky Night: A Halloween Adventure by Kate Stone (Aug., paper; $11.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0330-0); and Where Does Love Come From?, illus. by Milena Kirkova (Dec; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0839-8), ages 3 to 6. Joining AniMotion is The Twelve Days of Christmas, illus. by Jade Fang (Oct., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4494-0361-4), ages 4 to 8.


(Firefly, dist.)

Arctic Sky (Oct., $5.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-344-4); Arctic Land (Oct., $5.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-342-0); and Arctic Sea (Oct., $5.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-343-7) by Vladyana Krykorka are board books featuring watercolors of Arctic animals. Ages 2 to 5.

Chicken, Pig, Cow and the Class Pet by Ruth Ohi (Sept., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-347-5; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-346-8). Girl brings Chicken, Pig, and Cow to school. Ages 2 to 5.

Dogs Don’t Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kids Know by Sarah Tsiang, illus. by Qin Leng (Sept., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-360-4; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-359-8). A sister imparts advice to her newborn sibling on what to expect as he grows up. Ages 3 to 6.

Munsch at Play Act 2: Eight More Stage Adaptations for Young Performers by Irene N. Watts, illus. by Michael Martchenko (Oct., $24.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-358-1) adapts eight of Munsch’s tales for the stage. Ages 6 to 9.

The Lowdown on Denim by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Clayton Hanmer (Oct., $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-355-0, paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-354-3) offers a social history of denim and the role jeans play in popular culture. Ages 9 to 12.

A Stranger at Home: A True Story by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illus. by Liz Amini-Holmes (Oct., $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-362-8; paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-361-1). In this sequel to Fatty Legs, Margaret feels like an outsider when she returns to her Arctic home. Ages 9 to 12.

Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak and Dawn Hunter (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-293-5) showcases photos Gerszak took while imbedded with the American military. Ages 12-up.

The Hangman in the Mirror by Kate Cayley (Nov., $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-357-4; paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-356-7). Based on an actual incident in 18th-century Montreal, this tells of a teen who fights against a sentence of death by hanging. Ages 12-up.


50 Questions greets 50 Underwear Questions: A Bare-All History by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illus. by Ross Kinnaird (Oct., $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-353-6; paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-352-9), ages 9-up. How It Actually Happened adds Duped!: True Stories of the World’s Best Swindlers by Andreas Schroeder, illus. by Remy Simard (Oct., $21.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-351-2; paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-55451-350-5), ages 9-up.


Dreamist by Curtis Crisler (Aug., $13, ISBN 978-0-9846212-5-5). This mixed-genre novel introduces a lazy daydreamer whose parents, friends, and teachers tell him he’s smart. Ages 12-up.


Clara and the Curandera/Clara y la curandera by Monica Brown, trans. by Gabriela Baeza Ventura, illus. by Thelma Muraida (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-700-1). Since Clara is grumpy all the time, her mother sends her to visit a healer. Ages 4 to 8.

¡A bailar!/Let’s Dance! by Judith Ortiz Cofer, illus. by Christina Ann Rodriguez (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-698-1). A girl and her mother dance their way through the barrio in this story that combines English and Spanish text. Ages 4 to 8.

Adelita and the Veggie Cousins/Adelita y Las Primas Verduritas by Diane Gonzales Bertrand and Diane Gonzales Bertrand, illus. by Christina Rodriguez (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-699-8). A teacher’s lesson on vegetables helps Adelita make friends at her new school. Ages 4 to 8.

Don’t Call Me Hero by Ray Villareal (Oct., paper; $10.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-711-7). Everyone wants to be his friend when comic book fan Rawly saves the life of a celebrity model. Ages 11-up.


Mickey Rangel Mysteries/Colección Mickey Rangel, detective privado welcomes The Lemon Tree Caper/La intriga del limoneroby René Saldaña, Jr. (Oct., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-55885-709-4), 8 to 12.


A Beautiful Friendship by David Weber (Oct., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4516-3747-2), launches the Star Kingdom series, a YA prequel to the adult Honor Harrington books. Ages 12-up.



The Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series launches with Dumbstruck by Karla Oceanak, illus. by Kendra Spanjer (Oct., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-934649-16-9), ages 9-12.


Barefoot Books World Atlas by Nick Crane, illus. by David Dean (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-333-2) explores how cultures have been shaped by their local environments and examines initiatives that will shape the future. All ages.

The Shape Song Singalong by Steve Songs, illus. by David Sims (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-671-5). This guide to drawing using basic shapes comes with a CD that includes video animation and sing-along audio. Ages 4 to 7.

Lola’s Fandango by Anna Witte, illus. by Micha Archer (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-174-1). When she finds her mother’s dancing shoes, Lola wonders if dancing just might be something she can do better than her sister, who is good at everything. Ages 4 to 10.

The Wise Fool: Fables from the Islamic World by Shahrukh Husain, illus. by Micha Archer (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-226-7) retells the misadventures of comic hero Mulla Nasreddin. Ages 6-up.

The Snow Queen by Sarah Lowes, illus. by Miss Clara (Sept., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-662-3). In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, Gerda ventures to the north to free her friend from a sorceress. Ages 8-up.

Paperback Series

Monster Stories by Fran Parnell, illus. by Sophie Fatus, debuts with The Feathered Ogre: A Story from Italy (Sept; paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-562-6); The Mother of Monsters: A Story from South Africa (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-560-2); The Abominable Snowman: A Story from Nepal (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-558-9); and The Terrible Chenoo: A Story from North America (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84686-556-5), ages 6-up.


The Kids’ Winter Fun Book: Homespun Adventures for Family Fun by Claire Gillman and Sam Martin (Oct., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4726-5) is an illustrated guide to outdoor and indoor cold-weather activities. All ages.

The Haunted House by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by Giuliana Donati (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6474-3) is a die-cut Halloween board book. Ages 2 to 5.

We Can Cook: Introduce Your Child to the Joy of Cooking with 75 Simple Recipes and Activities by Maja Pitamic and Jessica Levinson (Aug., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6434-7) rounds up wholesome recipes for parents to prepare with their children. Ages 3 to 6.

A Bed of Your Own by Mij Kelly, illus. by Mary McQuillan (Aug., paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4768-5). Suzy Sue can’t get comfortable in her bed. Ages 3 to 6.

Leave Me Alone: A Tale of What Happens When You Stand Up to a Bully by Kes Gray, illus. by Lee Wildish (Sept; paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4736-4). A boy decides to face a bully. Ages 4 to 7.

Knit One, Purl One: The Complete Knitting Kit by Rachel Borello (Oct., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7147-3) includes basic knitting instructions and directions for making stuffed animals. Ages 7-up.

Puss in Boots by Charles Perrault and Stella Gurney, illus. by Gerald Kelley (Oct., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6485-9) adapts this classic. Ages 7-up.

Justin Bieber Unleashed! by Tori Kosara (Sept., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6493-4) is an illustrated biography of this star. Ages 8-up.

Explore Titanic: The Most Famous Ship in History—As Never Seen Before by Peter Chrisp, illus. by Somchitch Vongprachanh (Oct., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7159-6). This illustrated history includes a CD-ROM that offers a tour of the vessel. Ages 8-up.


Magic Bath Books presents Who’s Playing on the Farm? (Aug., $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7179-4); and Who’s Playing Outdoors? (Aug., $4.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7178-7) by Kate Smith Designs, up to age 3. Let’s Go Bath Books greets Let’s Go Boat (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7116-9); Let’s Go Rocket (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7118-3); Let’s Go Tractor (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7117-6); and Let’s Go Truck (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-7119-0) by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Carolyn Backhouse, up to age 4. New Lift-the-Flap Books are Who’s Hiding? in the Pond (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6444-6); and Who’s Hiding? at the Zoo (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6445-3) by Christiane Gunzi, ages 1 to 4. Look at Me Books releases Little Owl (Aug., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6447-7); Little Pony (Sept., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6448-4); Little Cow (Sept., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6446-0); and Little Reindeer (Oct., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6450-7) by L. Rigo, ages 1 to 4. And Flip Flaps continues with Shapes: A Turn-The-Flap Book! by Chez Picthall (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6458-3), ages 1 to 4.

Fast Forward Books adds Danny Dump Truck (Oct., $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6468-2); Fire Engine Fergus (Oct., $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6469-9); Tractor Ted (Oct., $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6470-5); and Tully Train (Oct., $4.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6471-2) by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Robert McPhillips, ages 2 to 4. Halloween Shaker welcomes Little Witch by Debbie Rivers-Moore, illus. by Helen Poole (Aug., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6475-0), ages 2 to 5. Mini People Shape Books issues Pirates! (Sept., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6441-5); Ballerina (Sept., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6436-1); Builder (Sept., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6437-8); Cowboy (Sept., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6438-5); Farmer (Sept., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6439-2); and Nurse (Sept., $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6440-8) by Giovanni Caviezel, illus. by C. Mesturini, ages 4 to 7. Creativity Books adds The Fashion Tween Creativity Book (Aug., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4780-7);Pirate Creativity Book(Aug., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4778-4); and The Christmas Creativity Book (Oct., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4380-0037-4), ages 6-up. And Barron’s Graphic Classics offers David Copperfield (Oct., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6305-0, paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4453-0); and Great Expectations (Oct., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-6304-3; paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7641-4452-3) by Charles Dickens and Jacqueline Morley, illus. by Penko Gelev, ages 8-up.


When You Have to Say Goodbye: Loving and Letting Go of Your Pet by Monica Mansfield, illus. by Lennie Peterson (Sept., $8.95, ISBN 978-0-9831032-1-9) addresses dealing with the loss of a pet due to illness or trauma. Ages 4 to 8.

Revived Spirits by Julia Watts (Oct., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-9831032-2-6). A girl, her mother, and her grandmother share a mysterious power called “The Sight.” Ages 9 to 12.


The Quimbaya Trilogy concludes with Season of the Cold Moonby Dianne Stewart (Aug., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-9831032-0-2), ages 9 to 12.


A Very Small Something by David Hickey, illus. by Alexander Griggs-Burr (Oct., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-926845-32-6). A girl who feels out of place in her hometown goes in search of a place where she belongs and learns the true meaning of family and home. Ages 3-up.


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Easy Alphabet!/Abecedario facil! (Nov., $19.95, ISBN 978-84-937273-0-7); and Let’s Eat!/A comer! (Nov., $19.95, ISBN 978-8493727369) by Ana Gomez are bilingual alphabet cards to help children develop literacy skills in Spanish and English. Ages up to 5.


Two Little Libros issues Jungle Animals/Animales de la selva (Nov., $9.95, ISBN 978-84-937273-1-4); Sea Animals/Animales del mar (Nov., $9.95, ISBN 978-84-937273-2-1); and Sea Animals and Jungle Animals/Animales del mar y Animales de la selva (Nov., $18.95, ISBN 978-84-937273-3-8) by Mike Lowery, up to age 4.


How to Be a Good Cat by Gail Page (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-474-0). Can an old dog teach a new cat a few tricks? Ages 3 to 6.

The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way by Dan Gutman, illus. by Kerry Talbott (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-494-8) tells of a big mistake in football history. Ages 4 to 8.

Villain School: Good Curses Evil by Stephanie S. Sanders (Aug., $15.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-610-2). Kids whose parents are famous villains just want to be good. Ages 8 to 12.

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-644-7). When a king and queen are ambushed, a princess protects their home and saves their kingdom. Ages 8 to 12.

Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-284-5) compiles poems dealing with adolescent emotions. Ages 10 to 14.

The Auslander by Paul Dowswell (Aug., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-633-1). A boy refuses to conform to the Hitler Youth in this story set in Berlin in 1942. Ages 12 to 17.

Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-703-1) is a gothic novel about Frankenstein’s creature and the teen who befriends him. Ages 12 to 17.

Footloose (Sept., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-705-5) is a novelization of the remake of this film. Ages 12 to 17.

After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-681-2). Aimee and Alan both have secrets, unusual pasts, and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. Ages 12 to 17.

Between the Sea and Sky by Jaclyn Dolamore (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-434-4). Can a girl from the oceans and a boy from the skies find love in between? Ages 12 to 17.

Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-514-3). A twist in time gives Emily the power to change Little Women. Ages 12 to 17.

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker (July $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-527-3). Set against the backdrop of extreme religion, this tells of first love and finding oneself. Ages 14 to 19.

The Vision by Jen Nadol (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-597-6). Cassie meets the Angel of Death in this sequel to The Mark. Ages 14 to 19.

Going Underground by Susan Vaught (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-640-9). A teen lands in trouble with the law for texting explicit photos. Ages 14 to 19.

David by Mary Hoffman (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-700-0) reveals the identity of the model who posed for Michelangelo’s statue of David. Ages 14 to 19.

Surrender by Lee Nichols (Dec; paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-423-8). An evil ghost threatens Emma and her friends in this conclusion to the Haunting Emma trilogy. Ages 14 to 19.


Animal Tales issues Dreams of a Dancing Horse by Dandi Daley Mackall, illus. by Guy Francis (Oct., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-626-3), ages 7 to 10. Freckleface Strawberry returns in Best Friends Foreverby Julianne Moore, illus. by LeUyen Pham (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-551-8), ages 4 to 8. And Ellie McDoodle returns in Best Friends Fur-Ever by Ruth McNally Barshaw (July paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1-59990-657-7), ages 8 to 12.


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Simms Taback’s Farm Animals by Simms Taback (July $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-078-8). Riddles help kids identify animals in this lift-the-flap book. Ages 2 to 5.

My Dog Thinks I’m a Genius by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Barroux (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-059-7). A dog dips his nose and paws into paint to create a canine masterpiece. Ages 4-up.

What’s New at the Zoo? by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, illus. by Travis Foster (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-088-7) is a lift-the-flap story featuring the lyrics from the Broadway show, Do Re Mi. Ages 4-up.

Puppy Is Lost by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Noah Woods (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-089-4) centers on a lost dog and the boy who’s determined to find him. Ages 4-up.

The Book That Zack Wrote by Ethan Long (July $11.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-060-3) offers a twist on “The House That Jack Built.” Ages 5 to 8.

Diary of a Pet Turkey by Joanne Ingis (Oct., $11.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-091-7). Based on a true story, this tells of a suburban family and its pet turkey. Ages 5 to 8.

Grandma Is an Author by Melissa Conroy, illus. by Elliot Kreloff (Oct., $11.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-039-9) conveys the frustrations and rewards of creative writing and celebrates the relationship between grandparent and grandchild. Ages 6 to 9.

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum by Jessie Hartland (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-090-0) offers a history of the diplodocus, from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival at a museum. Ages 6-up.


Bear in Underwear by Todd H. Doodler and Todd Goldman offers What Color Is Bear’s Underwear? (Aug., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-096-2), ages 2 to 5; and Bear in Long Underwear (Aug., $12.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-100-6), ages 4-up. Dwell Studios/Inside*Outside Flap Books presents What’s Inside? Neighborhood by Cecile Goyette (Sept., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-102-0), ages 2-up. Balloon Toons introducesA Day in the Office of Dr. Bugspit by Elise Gravel (Aug., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-092-4); The Totally Awesome Epic Quest of the Brave Boy Knight by Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Aug., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-099-3); Prickles vs. the Dust Bunnies by Daniel Cleary (Oct., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-080-1); and Super Duper Dog Park by Aron Nels Steinke (Oct., $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60905-093-1), ages 6 to 9.


For an Incredible Girl/Para Una Nina Incredible: Stories, Tips and Advice about How to Grow Up Strong/Historias, Consejos y Recomendaciones Sobre como crecer con fuerza by Ashley Rice (Sept., paper; $10.95, ISBN 978-1-59842-618-2) is a bilingual book of true stories and advice to help girls handle different situations as they grow up. Ages 8-up.


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Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up by Steve Berman (Sept., paper; $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60282-566-6) compiles stories written for and about LGBTQ teens. Ages 13 to 18.

Mystery of the Tempest: A Fisher Key Adventure by Sam Cameron (Nov., $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60282-579-6). Twin brothers who like helping out their sheriff father are keeping secrets of their own. Ages 13 to 18.

Under the Influence by Lynda Sandoval (Dec., paper; $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60282-583-3). A teen must decide between being the perfect daughter and student or following her heart. Ages 13 to 18.

Swimming to Chicago by David-Matthew Barnes (Oct., $13.95, ISBN 978-1-60282-572-7). As the lives of the adults around them unravel, two teens form an unbreakable bond. Ages 16-up.


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Spooky Spooky Spooky! by Cathy MacLennan (Sept., $6.95, ISBN 978-1-907967-15-3) is a Halloween board-book tale. Ages up to 3.

No More Hitting for Little Hamster! by Bernette Ford, illus. by Sam Williams (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-907967-03-0). Will Little Hamster learn to play nicely? Ages 2 to 5.

I’m Not Ready! by Jonathan Allen (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-907967-05-4). On the first day of preschool, Baby Owl will do almost anything to stay home. Ages 3 to 5.


Story House Books adds Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Sebastien Braun (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-907152-45-0), ages 2 to 5.


Feeding Friendsies by Suzanne Bloom (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-529-4). Young chefs gleefully prepare a feast of puddle-water soup, mud pie, and dandelion-and-dirt dessert for guests who chirp, wiggle, and hop. Ages 2 to 6.

Heebie-Jeebie Jamboree by Mary Ann Fraser (July $15.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-857-8). A trick-or-treating brother and sister attend a carnival for ghosts and goblins. Ages 4 to 7.

Dancing on Grapes by Graziella Pacini Buonanno, illus. by Gina Capaldi (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-833-2). At the grape harvest in her Tuscan village, will Claudia’s fear of heights prevent her from helping to crush grapes? Ages 5 to 8.

The Guardian Team: On the Job with Rena and Roo by Cat Urbigkit (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-770-0) tells of a dog and burro guarding sheep on a Wyoming ranch. Ages 7 to 10.

Billions of Years, Amazing Changes: The Story of Evolution by Laurence Pringle, illus. by Steve Jenkins (Oct., $17.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-723-6) examines the genetics, geology, paleontology, and medicine that support the modern view of evolution. Ages 8-up.


For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas, Laura Jacques (Nov., $16.95, ISBN 978-159078-764-9) is a biography of this environmentalist. Ages 8-up.

Black and White: The Confrontation of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene by Larry Dane Brimner (Nov., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-59078-766-3) reveals how the confrontation between civil rights activist Shuttlesworth and Commissioner of Public Safety Eugene “Bull” Connor brought racial equality to Birmingham, Ala. Ages 12-up.



Best Me I Can Be issues I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No!: My Story About Accepting ‘No’ for an Answer and Disagreeing...the Right Way! by Julia Cook, illus. by Kelsey De Weerd (Aug., $10.95, ISBN 978-1-934490-25-9), ages 4 to 9.


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New Campfire Graphic Novels are Don Quixote, Volume Two by Miguel de Cervantes and Lloyd Wagner, illus. by Vinod Kumar (Aug., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-06-2); Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and Dan Johnson, illus. by Rajesh Nagulakonda and N. Rajesh (Aug., paper; $11.99, ISBN 978-93-80028-56-9); Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome and Nidi Verma, illus. by K.L. Jones (Aug., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-07-9); Conquering Everest by Lewis Helfand, illus. by Amit Tayal and Amit Tamal (Aug., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-24-6); Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves: Reloaded by Poulomi Mukherjee, illus. by Amit Tayal (Oct., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-13-0); Ravana: Roar of the Demon King by Abhimanyu Singh Sisodia, illus. by Sachin Nagar (Oct., paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-17-8); Macbeth by William Shakespeare and Jyoti Bhansali, illus. by Naresh Kumar (Nov., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-10-9); Leonardo DaVinci: The Renaissance Man by Dan Danko, illus. by Lalit Kumar Sharma (Nov., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-20-8); and Nelson Mandela by Lewis Helfand, illus. by Sankha Banerjee (Dec; paper; $12.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-16-1), ages 9-14.


Guess How Much I Love You: The Pop-Up Edition by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5378-1) is a pop-up version of this picture book. Ages 1 to 3.

Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree by David Martin, illus. by Valeri Gorbachev (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3693-7). Thanks to some Christmas magic and an enchanted tree, a small bunny gets teenier—and has a big adventure. Ages 2 to 4.

A Little Bitty Man and Other Poems for the Very Young by Halfdan Rasmussen, Marilyn Nelson, and Pamela Espeland, illus. by Kevin Hawkes (Aug., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-2379-1) compiles verse for little listeners. Ages 2 to 6.

Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters by Jane Yolen, illus. by Kelly Murphy (July $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4201-3) reveals the snarfing, growling, snoring way that monsters go to bed. Ages 3 to 5.

A New Year’s Reunion: A Chinese Story by Li Qiong Yu, illus. by Cheng Liang Zhu (Dec; $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5881-6). Maomao’s dad, who works many miles away, comes home for New Year. Ages 3 to 5.

King Hugo’s Huge Ego by Chris Van Dusen (July $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5004-9). A royal whose head is swollen out of proportion is brought down to earth. Ages 3 to 6.

Be Quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli (Aug., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4477-2) introduces a character who finds a way to create a sound all his own. Ages 3 to 6.

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Ray (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5735-2) provides a new interpretation of this carol. Ages 3 to 6.

Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne (Aug., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5361-3) is a read-aloud tale with a lush natural setting. Ages 3 to 7.

Love Waves by Rosemary Wells (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4989-0). Sending love waves is comforting when a young bunny is separated from those he loves. Ages 3 to 7.

A Place to Call Home by Alexis Deacon, illus. by Viviane Schwarz (July $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5360-6). Junkyard critters venture out of their hole to find a new home. Ages 3-up.

What’s in the Witch’s Kitchen? by Nick Sharratt (July $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5224-1). This book with two-way flaps offers a peek inside a witch’s kitchen. Ages 3-up.

Amazing Pop-Up Trucks by Robert Crowther (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5587-7) spotlights five pop-up vehicles. Ages 3-up.

George Flies South by Simon James (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5724-6). Wind blows away a bird waiting for his mother to bring back food—nest and all. Ages 3-up.

Over the River and Through the Wood by L. Maria Child, illus. by Matt Tavares (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-2790-4) presents this holiday song with new art. Ages 3-up.

Under the Hood by Christophe Merlin (Oct., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5535-8). Kids lift flaps to discover what’s wrong with Mr. Bear’s car. Ages 3-up.

A House in the Woods by Inga Moore (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5277-7). Friends move in together in this tale of cooperation and camaraderie. Ages 3-up.

Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross (Nov., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5693-5). A cow makes something delicious in this ode to individuality. Ages 3-up.

Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby by Patricia MacLachlan, illus. by Elizabeth Zunon (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4747-6) follows a loving family through a day. Ages 3-up.

Yawn by Sally Symes, illus. by Nick Sharratt (Dec; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5725-3) is a bedtime board book with die-cuts. Ages 3-up.

Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Soltis, illus. by Bob Kolar (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3617-3). Puffins star in this game of compare and contrast. Ages 4 to 6.

Sammy in the Sky by Barbara Walsh, illus. by Jamie Wyeth (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4927-2) is a story of love, loss, and remembrance. Ages 4 to 7.

Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root, illus. by Alison Friend (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4164-1). On a rainy night, a lonely seafaring cat finds a home in an unlikely place. Ages 4 to 7.

Naamah and the Ark at Night by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, illus. by Holly Meade (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4242-6). Noah’s wife sings the animals to sleep. Ages 4 to 8.

What if Everything Had Legs? by Scott Menchin (Aug., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4220-4) imagines a world where objects are footloose and fancy-free. Ages 4 to 8.

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5598-3). A bear asks woodland creatures if they’ve seen his missing hat. Ages 4 to 8.

Homer, the Library Cat by Reeve Lindbergh, illus. by Anne Wilsdorf (Nov., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3448-3). When a quiet-loving cat takes a tour of the neighborhood, he’s in for some rude surprises. Ages 4 to 8.

White Water by Michael Bandy and Eric Stein, illus. by Shadra Strickland (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3678-4). For a boy growing up in the segregated south, a town’s drinking fountain leads to an epiphany. Ages 5 to 8.

Belle, The Last Mule at Gee’s Bend: A Civil Rights Story by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud, illus. by John Holyfield (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4058-3) centers on a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement. Ages 5 to 8.

The Great Bear by Libby Gleeson, illus. by Armin Greder (July $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5136-7) tells of a bear who finally breaks free from the circus. Ages 5 to 10.

French Ducks in Venice by Garret Freymann-Weyr, illus. by Erin McGuire (Dec; $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4173-3) is a tale about friendship and healing, and the joys and risks of staying open to love. Ages 5 to 10.

New York: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape by Sarah McMenemy (Aug., $8.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5483-2). This cut-paper, accordion-fold book visits 12 New York City landmarks. Ages 5-up.

Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Robert Sabuda (Sept., $34.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5533-4) is a pop-up celebration of this holiday. Ages 5-up.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo, illus. by Emma Chichester Clark (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4824-4) retells this classic. Ages 5-up.

The Scar by Charlotte Moundlic, illus. by Olivier Tallec (Nov., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5341-5). A boy copes with his mother’s death. Ages 5-up.

Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World by Douglas Wood, illus. by Barry Moser (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3383-7) chronicles the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of WWII. Ages 6 to 10.

The Hound Dog’s Haiku: and Other Poems for Dog Lovers by Michael J. Rosen, illus. by Mary Azarian (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4499-4) collects verse for canine fans. Ages 6 to 10.

Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine, illus. by Yan Nascimbene (Dec; $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4642-4). A Chinese-American boy gains a new understanding of his Chinese grandfather in this story of family, martial arts, and Chinese New Year. Ages 6 to 10.

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs by Marcia Williams (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5308-8) presents Egyptian myths with comic-style illustrations. Ages 6-up.

How the Leopard Got His Claws by Chinua Achebe, illus. by Mary GrandPré (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4805-3) is an African fable about power and freedom. Ages 7 to 11.

The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson and John Paterson, illus. by John Rocco (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4712-4) is a re-imagining of Eden Phillpotts’s 1910 fantasy. Ages 7 to 12.

Who Do You Think You Are? Be a Family Tree Detective by Dan Waddell (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5547-1) tells how to uncover one’s family heritage. Ages 7-up.

North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration by Nick Dowson, illus. by Patrick Benson (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5271-5) traces the spring migration of creatures to the Arctic. Ages 7-up.

Mimi by John Newman (Aug., 15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5415-3). What will it take to pull Mimi and her family together after the sudden loss of her mother? Ages 8 to 10.

Pearl Verses the World by Sally Murphy, illus. by Heather Potter (Aug., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4821-3). Pearl, a loner whose beloved grandmother is fading, is at the center of this novel about independence, grief, and finding one’s place. Ages 8 to 12.

The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5729-1). In this immigration story, two brothers struggle to survive. Ages 8 to 12.

Talk, Talk, Squawk!: A Human’s Guide to Animal Communication by Nicola Davies, illus. by Neal Layton (Nov., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5088-9) is a guide to messaging, animal-style. Ages 8-up.

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure by the National Children’s Book & Literacy Alliance (Aug., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5149-7) presents a progressive story created by 20 authors and illustrators. Ages 9 to 12.

Around the World by Matt Phelan (Oct., $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3619-7) follows three adventurers on a Jules Verne-inspired challenge: circling the world, solo. Ages 9 to 12.

A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler (Oct., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5595-2). A girl who stumbles into the future must change its course to save a friendship. Ages 9 to 12.

Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri, illus. by Jesse Joshua Watson (Aug., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4922-7). A displaced teen learns to defend what’s right—the cowboy way. Ages 10-up.

Starfields by Carolyn Marsden (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4820-6). Will the world end in 2012 as an ancient calendar suggests, and can one Mayan girl make a difference? Ages 10-up.

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett, illus. by Andrea Offermann (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5339-2) is a fable about war, redemption, and what it means to be free. Ages 10-up.

The Crazy Things Girls Do for Love by Dyan Sheldon (Dec; $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5018-6). Two girls vie to out-green each other to snare a boy. Ages 12 to 14.

Bluefish by Pat Schmatz (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5334-7). A shrewd teacher and a sassy girl come to the aid of a 13-year-old who can’t read. Ages 12-up.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, illus. by Jim Kay (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5559-4) is a novel, inspired by an idea from the late Siobhan Dowd, about a boy, his ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. Ages 12-up.

Frost by Wendy Delsol (Oct., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5386-6). Katia must rescue the boy she loves in this sequel to Stork. Ages 12-up.

Tantalize: Kieren’s Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illus. by Ming Doyle (Aug., paper; $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4114-6) is a graphic-novel version of Tantalize, seen through Kieren’s werewolf eyes. Ages 14-up.

Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto by Paul B. Janeczko (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4727-8) collects poems about this notorious camp and the indomitable spirit of those incarcerated there. Ages 14-up.

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5260-9). After a suspended-animation sleep, Rose wakes up to find her past is long gone and her future full of peril. Ages 14-up.

Now Playing: Stoner & Spaz II by Ron Koertge (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5081-0) is a sequel to Stoner & Spaz. Ages 14-up.

Circle Nine by Anne Heltzel (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5333-0) is a psychological thriller, told through a lost girl’s perspective. Ages 14-up.

Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow: Four Novellas by Daniel Nayeri (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5526-6). Written entirely on an iPhone, this quartet of YA novellas showcases four different genres. Ages 14-up.

Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet (Oct., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5227-2). This novel of young love is set against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ages 14-up.

The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic by Allan Wolf (Oct., $21.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3703-3) evokes 24 voices from the Titanic tragedy. Ages 14-up.

Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant (Oct., $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4843-5) compiles steampunk stories by 14 authors. Ages 14-up.


Lucy Cousins’s Maisy returns in Maisy’s Snuggle Book (Sept., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5218-0), ages 1 to 3; and Maisy’s Amazing Big Book of Learning by Lucy Cousins (July $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5481-8), ages 2 to 5. Let’s Talk About You and Me offers Who Has What?: All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’Bodies by Robie H. Harris, illus. by Nadine B. Westcott (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-2931-1), ages 2 to 6. Bear and Mouse are back in The Sniffles for Bear by Bonny Becker, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4756-8), ages 3 to 5. Sesame Street Books welcomes Elmo Loves You!: The Pop-Up by Sesame Workshop (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5273-9), ages 3 to 7. Mercy Watson reappears in Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder by Kate DiCamillo (Sept., $29.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5709-3), 5-8. And Judy Moody stars in Judy Moody’s Thrill-a-delic Hunt for Bigfoot by Kate Fletcher and Jamie Michalak (July paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5708-6), ages 5-8; Judy Moody: Twice as Moody by Megan McDonald, illus. by Peter H. Reynolds (Aug., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5740-6), ages 6-9; and The Judy Moody Uber Awesome Collection: Books 1-9 by McDonald (Sept., $48; ISBN 978-0-7636-5411-5), ages 6-9.

Traveling Photographer releases The Mysteries of Angkor Wat by Richard Sobol (Aug., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-4166-5), ages 6 to 10. MoshiMoshiKawaii continues with Where Is Strawberry Mermaid Moshi? (Aug., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5650-8) and Where Is Strawberry Princess Moshi? by Mind Wave Inc. (Aug., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5203-6) by Mind Wave Inc., ages 6-up. The Flight of Dragons by Vivian French (July $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5083-4) joins Tales from the Five Kingdoms, ages 8-up. Vermonia issues The Warriors’ Trial by YoYo (Aug., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5610-2), ages 8-up. Samurai Kids welcomes Shaolin Tiger by Sandy Fussell, illus. by Rhian Nest James (Aug., paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-57024), ages 9 to 14. Ologies adds The Dragonology Chronicles: The Dragon’s Apprentice by Dugald A. Steer, illus. by Douglas Carrel (July paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-3427-8), ages 9-up. And Angel continues with Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (Dec; $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5679-9), ages 14-up.


Noodle Loves to Cuddle (Sept., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5875-5); and Noodle Loves Bedtime (Sept., $7.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5876-2) by Marion Billet. In these board books, Noodle loves cuddling with his mother; and gets ready for bed. Ages 1 to 3.

Bizzy Bear: Let’s Go and Play (Dec; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5879-3); and Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm (Dec; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5880-9) by Benji Davies. These board books show Bizzy Bear playing at the park; and helping out on the farm. Ages 1 to 3.

Dinosaur Dig! by Penny Dale (Aug., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5871-7) is a counting tale involving diggers, dinosaurs, and dirt. Ages 2 to 5.

Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle (Dec; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5878-6); and Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter (Dec; $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5877-9). by Axel Scheffler launch a series about two friends sharing toddler drama. Ages 2 to 5.


New Mega Mash-Ups are Aliens vs. Mad Scientists Under the Ocean (Dec; paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5874-8).; Robots vs. Gorillas in the Desert (Dec; paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5873-1); and Romans vs. Dinosaurs on Mars (Dec; paper; $6.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5872-4) by Nikalas Catlow and Tim Wesson, ages 7-up.


Christmas in the Mouse House by Maggie Kneen (Sept., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5287-6). The mouse family prepares for Christmas. Ages 3 to 6.

Santa’s On His Way: A Changing-Picture Book by Ruth Martin, illus. by Sophy Williams (Sept., $12.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5555-6). Santa is busy the week before Christmas. Ages 3 to 6.

Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet by Paul Thurlby (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5565-5) illustrates the alphabet. Ages 3-up.

Super Science: Feel the Force!: Full of Pop-Up Physics Fun by Tom Adams, illus. by Thomas Flintham (Sept., $18.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5566-2) offers an interactive introduction to physics. Ages 7 to 11.

The Monstrous Book of Monsters by Libby Hamilton, illus. by Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5756-7). Readers enter a world where nothing is as it seems. Ages 8 to 12.

Charles Dickens: England’s Most Captivating Storyteller by Catherine Wells-Cole (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5567-9) steps into the world of this novelist. Ages 8 to 12.

The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin (Aug., $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5694-2). This novel involves an ancient painting, a magical labyrinth, and skeletons. Ages 9 to 12.

Tales from India by Jamila Gavin, illus. by Amanda Hall (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5564-8) rounds up classic stories from India. Ages 9-up.


Storyworld presents Tales from the Haunted House: Create-A-Story Kit (Aug., $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5568-6); and StoryWorld: Christmas Tales: Create-A-Story Kit (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-0-7636-5573-0) by John and Caitlin Matthews, ages 9-12.

Candlewick/Toon Books

Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking by Philippe Coudray (Aug., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-12-2) introduces the silly logic of a very serious bear. Ages 4 to 6.

Nina in That Makes Me Mad by Hilary Knight, illus. by Steven Kroll (Sept., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935179-10-8) offers vignettes starring a spunky girl who shows readers how to articulate their feelings. Ages 4 to 6.


My First Science Projects by Erika Shores (Aug., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7436-2) features simple projects for young scientists. Ages 4 to 8.

Re-Craft: Unique Projects That Look Great (and Save the Planet). by Jennifer Lynn Jones (Aug., paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-6637-4) outlines environment-friendly projects. Ages 8 to 14.

TheUltimate Kids Guide to Fun: Experiments, Projects, Games and Knowledge Every KidShould Know by Michael John O’Hearn (Aug., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-6638-1) offers fun facts, activities, and projects. Ages 8 to 14.


Match and Learn adds ABCs (Sept., $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7427-0); Animals (Sept., $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7430-0); Opposites (Sept., $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7426-3); and Patterns (Sept., $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7429-4), ages 1 to 3. Spot It gains Animal Fun (Sept., $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7433-1) by Sarah Schuette; and Cars and Trucks (Sept., $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7435-5); Fun and Games (Sept., $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7431-7); and School (Sept., $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7431-7) by Jennifer Marks, ages 4 to 8. And You Choose: Survival issues Can You Survive Antarctica? by Rachael Hanel (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7345-7); Can You Survive Storm Chasing? by Elizabeth Raum (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1 -4296-7347-1); Can You Survive the Jungle? by Matt Doeden (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7349-5); and Can You Survive the Titanic? by Allison Lassieur (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7351-8), ages 8 to 12.



Captured History gains Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor by Michael Burgan (Aug., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-4510-9); and Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration by Shelley Tougas (Aug., paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7565-4512-3), ages 10 to 12.



I See by Charles Ghigna, illus. by AG Jatkowska, introduces I See Fall (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6851-9); I See Spring (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6849-6); I See Summer (Sept., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6852-6); and I See Winter (Sept., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6850-2), ages 2 to 4. The Other Side of the Story offers Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks! by Nancy Loewen, illus. by Tatevik Avakyan (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-7044-4); Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan, illus. by Gerald Guerlais (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-7046-8); Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying! by Trisha Speed Shaskan, illus. by Gerald Guerlais (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-7048-2); and Trust Me, Jack’s Beanstalk Stinks! by Eric Braun, illus. by Cristian Bernardini (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-7050-5), ages 4 to 8. And Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin, illus. by Tammie Lyon, releases Katie and the Class Pet (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6856-4); Katie Woo Has the Flu (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6854-0); Katie Woo, Where Are You? (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6853-3); and Katie’s New Shoes (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6855-7), ages 5 to 7.

You Can Draw by Mattia Cerato gains Easy-to-Draw Mythical Creatures (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-7059-8); and Easy-to-Draw Vehicles (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-7058-1), ages 5 to 8. And DC Super-Pets welcomes Attack of the Invisible Cats by Scott Sonneborn, illus. by Art Baltazar (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6847-2); Backward Bowwow by Sarah Hines Stephens (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6845-8); Battle Bugs of Outer Space by Jane B. Mason (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6848-9); and Hopping Hero (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6843-4); and Salamander Smackdown! by John Sazaklis (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6844-1); and Superpowered Pony by Sarah Hines Stephens (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4048-6846-5), all illus. by Art Baltazar, ages 6 to 8.



Wonder Wheels: Stone Arch Readers Level 1 by Mindy Crow, illus. by Chad Thompson, adds Brave Fire Truck (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3384-4); Busy, Busy Train (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3383-7); Helpful Tractor (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3382-0); and Lucky School Bus (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3381-3), ages 4 to 6. Joining Tool School: Stone Arch Readers Level 2 are Hank Hammer (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3385-1); Sammy Saw (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3387-5); Sophie Screwdriver (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3386-8); and Tia Tape Measure (Aug., $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3388-2) by Adria Klein, illus. by Andrew Rowland, ages 6 to 8. And Sports Illustrated Kids Victory School Superstars has six additions, among them Beach Volleyball Is No Joke by Anita Yasuda (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3393-6); Don’t Wobble on the Wakeboard! by Chris Kreie (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3396-7); and I Only Surf Online by Val Priebe (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3394-3), all illus. by Jorge H. Santillan, ages 6 to 8.

Ocean Tales: Stone Arch Readers Level 3 releases Brave Puffer Fish (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3389-9); Fancy Octopus (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3392-9); Hiding Eel (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3390-5); and Shivery Shark (Aug., paper; $3.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3391-2) by Cari Meister, illus. by Steve Harpster, ages 7 to 9. Princess Candy adds Tales of a Sugar Hero by Michael Dahl (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3458-2), ages 8-10. School Zombies welcomes Tales of the School Zombies by Scott Nickel, illus. by Matt Luxich (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-34575-), ages 8-10. And the Jason Strange series by Jason Strange, illus. by Phil Parks, offers Basement of the Undead (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3433-9); Faceless Friend (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3431-5); Full Moon Horror (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3434-6); and Text 4 Revenge (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3432-2), ages 8 to 11.

Jake Maddox Sports Stories introduces BMX Challenge (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3423-0); Cowboy Up (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3425-4); Hockey Meltdown (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3426-1); and Skateboard Struggle (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3424-7) by Jake Maddox, illus. by Sean Tiffany, ages 8 to 11. Field Trip Mysteries by Steve Brezenoff, illus. by Marcos Calo, issues The Cave That Shouldn’t Collapse (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3430-8); The Ride That Was Really Haunted (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3427-8); The Seals That Wouldn’t Swim (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3428-5); and The Symphony That Was Silent (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3429-2), ages 8 to 11. And Graphic Spin presents Secrets, Monsters, and Magic Mirrors by Donald Lemke (Aug., paper; $12.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3456-8), ages 8-11.

Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels offers six titles, including BMX Breakthrough by Carl Bowen, illus. by Gerardo Sandoval (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3401-8); Power at the Plate by Scott Ciencin (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3400-1); and Soccer Longshot by C.J. Renner (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3402-5), ages 8 to 14. Myth-O-Mania by Kate McMullan, illus. by Denis Zilber, offers eight titles, including Get to Work, Hercules! (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3440-7); Go for the Gold, Atalanta! (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3441-4); and Have a Hot Time, Hades! (Aug., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3437-7), ages 9 to 13. And Dragonblood gains Dawn of the Dragons by Michael Dahl (Aug., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3455-1), ages 9 to 13.

Shakespeare Graphics by William Shakespeare continues with A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3449-0); Julius Caesar, illus. by Eduardo Garcia (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3450-6); Macbeth, illus. by Daniel Ferran (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3447-6); and Romeo and Juliet (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3448-3), ages 10 to 14. Good vs. Evil presents Alien Snow (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3444-5); and Dungeon of Seven Dooms by Michael Dahl (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3445-2); and Diver Down (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3446-9); and The Awakening (Aug., paper; $4.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3443-8) by Donald Lemke, ages 10 to 14. And Tony Hawk’s 900 Revolution debuts with Drop In by Lemke (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3451-3); and Impulse (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3452-0); Fall Line (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3453-7); and Unchained (Aug., paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-4342-3454-4) by M. Zachary Sherman, all illus. by Caio Majado, ages 10 to 14.

Monster Science gains Aliens and Energy (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7325-9); and Vampires and Cells (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7331-0) by Agnieszka Biskup; Bigfoot and Adaptation by Terry Collins (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7327-3); Ghosts and Atoms by Jodi Lyn Wheeler-Toppen (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7329-7); and Zombies and Forces and Motion by Mark Weakland (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7335-8); and Werewolves and States of Matter by Janet Slingerland, illus. by Angel Mosquito (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7333-4), ages 8 to 14. And Monster Wars by Michael O’Hearn releases Ghosts vs. Witches: Tussle of the Tricksters (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7261-0); and Zombies vs. Mummies: Clash of the Living Dead (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7267-2), illus. by Patricia Moffet; Vampires vs. Werewolves: Battle of the Bloodthirsty Beasts, illus. by McLean Kendree (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7265-8); and Sea Monsters vs. Dragons: Showdown of the Legends,illus. by Scott Altmann (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7263-4), ages 8 to 14.

American Graphic welcomes Obama: The Historic Election of America’s 44th President by Agnieszka Biskup, illus. by Seitu Hayden (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7339-6); and Sarah Palin: Political Rebel by Nel Yomtov, illus. by Francesca D’Ottavi (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7341-9), ages 8 to 14. And Sports Math issues Baseball: The Math of the Game (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7315-0); and Basketball: The Math of the Game (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7317-4) by Thomas Adamson; and Football: The Math of the Game (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-4296-7319-8) and Hockey: The Math of the Game (Aug., paper; $7.95, ISBN 978—14296-7321-1) by Shane Frederick, ages 10 to 14.


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The Curse of the Werewolf: An Investigation into the Truth Behind the Legend by Guy Adams (Aug., $29.95, ISBN 978-1-84732-737-6) examines the world of lycanthropy through the fictional story of a journalist who believes he is becoming a werewolf. Ages 12-up.


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Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M Miller (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-0-9840893-1-4). Photos illustrate this sequel to Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden. Ages 4-up.


Where’s the Party? by Katharine Robey, illus. by Kate Endle (July, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-268-1; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-269-8). Listening to clues in the calls of her neighborhood birds, Kate discovers a birthday party for ducklings. Ages 3 to 6.

Santa’s New Jet by David Biedrzycki (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-291-9; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-292-6). Since Santa’s reindeer have become too fat to fly, the elves build him a jet—but it’s not practical on rooftops. Ages 3 to 6.

Aggie Gets Lost by Lori Ries, illus. by Frank Dormer (July, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-633-5). In this chapter book, Ben and Aggie play fetch in the park, but when Ben throws too far, Aggie doesn’t come back. Ages 4 to 7.

Little Pig Joins the Band by David Hyde Costello (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-264-3). Little Pig has trouble keeping up with his older siblings, but saves the day when they can’t get their rhythm on. Ages 4 to 7.

Polka-dot Fixes Kindergarten by Catherine Urdahl, illus. by Mai Kemble (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-737-0; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-738-7). On the first day of kindergarten, Polka-dot finds a way to fix her stormy relationship with a mean classmate. Ages 4 to 7.

Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzycki (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-278-0; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-279-7). What would raising a pet dragon be like? Ages 4 to 7.

Come and Eat! by George Ancona (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-366-4; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-367-1) explores the eating habits of people around the world. Ages 5 to 8.

The Art Collector by Jan Wahl, illus. by Rosalinde Bonnet (July, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-270-4). Since he loves art, but doesn’t like creating it, Oscar decides to become an art collector. Ages 5 to 8.

Grin and Bear It by Leo Landry (July, $12.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-745-5). Aspiring comedian Bear has stage fright when he performs, so a friend comes to his rescue. Ages 5 to 8.

I Am Different by Manjula Padmanabhan (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-639-7; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-640-3) presents 16 visual puzzles in which readers pick out the one item that is different from the rest. Ages 6 to 9.

After the Kill by Darrin Lunde, illus. by Catherine Stock (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-743-1; paper; $7.95 ISBN 978-157091-744-8) shows the food web interactions among predators and scavengers after a zebra is slain by a lioness. Ages 6 to 9.

The Big Test by Julie Danneberg, illus. by Judy Love (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-360-2; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-361-9). In this sequel to First Day Jitters, a teacher prepares her students for a standardized test. Ages 6 to 9.

Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art by J.H. Shapiro, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Oct., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-385-5) tells of this man’s efforts to heal his Detroit community through art. Ages 6 to 9.

Little Man by Dionne Warwick and David Freeman Wooley, illus. by Fred Willingham (Oct., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-731-8). Inspired by his father’s support, Little Man practices his music every day in this story with CD. Ages 6 to 9.

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite by Anna Celenza, illus. by Don Tate (Nov., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-700-4). The story of how Duke Ellington and a collaborator transformed this suite into jazz melodies includes a CD. Ages 6 to 9.

Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds by Ann McCallum, illus. by Leeza Hernandez (July, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-779-0; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-780-6) rounds up recipes and math facts. Ages 7 to 10.

Challenging Puzzles for Smart Kids by Terry Stickels (Sept., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-936140-41-1); and Tough Puzzles for Smart Kids by Stickels, illus. by Steve Harper (Sept., paper; $5.95, ISBN 978-1-936140-40-4) are puzzle collections. Ages 7-11.

Under the Mambo Moon by Julia Durango, illus. by Fabrico VandenBroeck (July, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-723-3). As Marisol helps out in Papi’s music store, customers share memories of the Latin music and dance of their various homelands. Ages 8 to 11.

The Mystic Phyles: Beasts by Stephanie Brockway, illus. by Ralph Masiello (July, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-718-9). A mysterious, anonymous letter launches Abigail on a quest to research mythical creatures. Ages 9 to 12.


Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn greets Freda Is Found by Murphy (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-462-3; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-463-0); and Write On, Carlos by Stuart J. Murphy (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-464-7; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-465-4), ages 2 to 5. Pig Pig continues with Pig Pig Returns by David McPhail (July, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-356-5), ages 4 to 7. McGrath Math adds Teddy Bear Math by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illus. by Tim Nihoff (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-284-1; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-283-4), ages 5 to 8. And Ralph Masiello’s Drawing Books presents Ralph Masiello’s Robot Drawing Book by Masiello (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-535-2; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-57091-536-9), ages 6 to 9.

Series in Spanish

Stuart J. Murphy’s I See I Learn issues Bien hecho, Ajay! by Murphy (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-486-9; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-487-6); Emma hace amigos by Murphy and David Freeman Wooley (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-482-1 paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-483-8); Freda organiza una merienda by Murphy (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-488-3; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-489-0); and Murphy’s Percy juega con cuidado (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-484-5 paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-1-58089-485-2), ages 2 to 5.


Animal Fights (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9832014-0-3) and Animal Naps (July $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9832014-1-0) by Catherine Ham describe animals’ fighting behaviors; and sleeping habits. Ages 4 to 7.

Animal Tails Beth Fielding (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9797455-8-4) discusses various functions of animals’ tails. Ages 4 to 7.

Caterpillars by Marilyn Singer (July, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-9797455-7-7). Photos illustrate this examination of caterpillars. Ages 4 to 7.


When You Wish Upon a Star, performed by Judy Collins, illus. by Eric Puybaret (Oct., $17.95, ISBN 978-1-936140-35-0) presents the illustrated lyrics of this song, plus a CD of Collins singing it. Ages 4-up.

Cool Animal Names: Porcupine Fish, Zebra Eels, Leopard Geckos, Owl Monkeys, Giraffe Beetles, & 251 Other Bizarre Creatures by Dawn Cusick (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-936140-39-8) focuses on unusual animals. Ages 7 to 11.


Miss Martin Is a Martian by Colleen Murray Fisher, illus. by Jared Chapman (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-934133-38-5; paper; $7.95, ISBN 978-1-934133-39-2). Melven is convinced that his new teacher is a Martian trying to take over the planet. Ages 5 to 8.

Escape from Zobadak by Brad Gallagher (July, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-934133-32-3; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-1-934133-33-0). Billy discovers mystery, magic, and mayhem when he receives a nightstand from his missing uncle. Ages 9 to 12.


(IPG, dist.)


For Kids welcomes Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities by Richard Panchyk (Aug., paper; $18.95, ISBN 978-1-56976-344-5); Thomas Jefferson for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities by Brandon Marie Miller (Sept., paper; $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56976-348-3); and Beethoven for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 Activities by Helen Bauer (Oct., paper; $16.95, ISBN 978-1-56976-711-5), ages 9-up.


Snug by Carol Thompson (Sept., paper; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-373-3) explores the wonderful feeling of snugness. Up to age 2.

The Big Hungry Bear/El Gran Oso Hambriento (Sept., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-400-6) and Quick As a Cricket/Veloz como el grillo (Sept., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-401-3) by Audrey Wood are bilingual editions of these board books. Ages 1 to 3.

UUGGHH! by Claudia Boldt (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-372-6). Slug feels completely unloved by the world and thinks it may have something to do with appearances. Ages 4 to 8.


First Time, illus. by Jess Stockham, adds Doctor (Sept., paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1846433344); Hospital (Sept., paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-336-8); Dentist (Sept., paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-335-1); and Vet (Sept., paper; $5.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-337-5), ages 2 to 5. Flip Up Fairy Tales offers The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-368-9; $8.99 with CD; ISBN 978-1-84643-407-5); The Enormous Turnip (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-369-6; $8.99 with CD; ISBN 978-1-84643-408-2); The Magician’s Apprentice (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-370-2; $8.99 with CD; ISBN 978-1-84643-409-9); Donkey Skin (Sept., paper; $7.99, ISBN 978-1-84643-37-19; $8.99 with CD; ISBN 978-1-84643-410-5), ages 3 to 7.


Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown, illus. by Sara Palacios (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-0-89239-235-3) introduces a girl who likes polka dots and stripes together—and other things that don’t match. Ages 4 to 8.


(IPG, dist.)

Caillou: My First Dictionary/Mi primer diccionario: In My House/En mi casa by Pierre Brignaud (Nov., $12.95, ISBN 978-2-89450-841-1). This illustrated bilingual dictionary reveals Caillou’s room and toys. Ages 3 to 5.


Hand-in-Hand offers Caillou: I’m Not Hungry! by Nicole Nadeau, illus. by Pierre Brignaud (Sept., $5.95, ISBN 978-2-89450-829-9); and Caillou: No More Diapers by Christine L’Heureux (Sept., $5.95, ISBN 978-2-89450-840-4), both illus. by Brignaud, ages up to 3. My First Dictionary adds Caillou: Jobs People Do by Brignaud (Nov., $12.95, ISBN 978-2-89450-831-2), ages 3 to 5. And new Fairy Tales by Brignaud are Caillou: Little Red Riding Hood (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89450-757-5); and Caillou: The Three Little Pigs (Sept., $9.99, ISBN 978-2-89450-756-8), ages 3 to 5.


A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns by Woop Studios (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0492-8) introduces animals and the alphabet. All ages.

Twist It Up by Jack Witherspoon (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7784-8). This young chef and leukemia survivor offers 60 recipes for snacks, meals, and desserts. All ages.

Treasured Classics by Michael Hague (Oct., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-4904-3) presents 15 classic stories with new art. All ages.

E-mergency! by Tom Lichtenheld (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7898-2). In this book of verbal and visual puns, when the letter ‘E’ takes a tumble, ‘O’ rolls in to save the day. All ages.

Fortune Cupcakes (Nov., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0233-7) is a fortune telling-themed cupcake kit featuring liners, wrappers with fortunes printed on them, and recipes. All ages.

Candy 1 to 20 by Pam Abrams, Laurie Goldrich, and Bruce Wolf (Sept., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-02931). This board book features numbers composed of candies. Ages 1 to 4.

Count, Dagmar! by J.otto Seibold (Sept., $8.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7773-2) is a lift-the-flap counting book starring this vegetarian vampire. Ages 1 to 4.

Taro Gomi Board Book Boxed Set by Taro Gomi (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0219-1) brings together Spring Is Here, My Friends, and Bus Stops. Ages 1 to 4.

Julius! I Love Color! Finger Puppet Board Book by Sara Gillingham and Paul Frank Industries (Oct., $8.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0222-1) is a die-cut, finger-puppet book. Ages 1 to 4.

My Little Stocking (Nov., $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0225-2); and My Little Sweetheart (Dec; $9.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0226-9) by Sara Gillingham are board books with die-cut pages and a finger puppet. Ages 1 to 4.

Animal Baths by Bob Barner (Sept., $15.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0056-2). Rhymes and collages reveal animals at bath time. Ages 1 to 6.

A Dog Is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan (Oct., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7896-8). The title character transforms from dog to cat to squid to moose-and finally back to dog. Ages 1 to 6.

One Love by Cedella Marley, illus. by Vanessa Newton (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0224-5). A girl enlists her friends, family, and community to help improve her neighborhood. Ages 1 to 6.

What Puppies Do Best by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger (Sept., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-6601-9) reveals the antics of puppies. Ages 1 to 7.

Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner (Oct., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-6784-9) explores the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many animals live in winter. Ages 1 to 8.

Follow the Star: A Christmas Pop-Up Journey by Andy Mansfield (Nov., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0358-7) describes how the Christmas star lit the sky over the first Christmas, and how it still shines today. Ages 1 to 8.

Look Out, Jeremy Bean! by Alice Schertle, illus. by David Slonim (Oct., paper; $4.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7949-1) offers three stories about a boy who finds unusual solutions to life’s challenges. Ages 5 to 8.

Kokeshi Kimono Book by Annalore Parot (Aug., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0493-5). This introduction to the Kokeshi world of kimonos, unique hair-dos, and friends features flaps, die-cuts, and gatefolds. Ages 5-up.

Eye-Popping 3-D Bugs: Phantogram Bugs You Can Practically Touch! by Barry Rothstein (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7772-5). Using phantogram 3-D technology, this book introduces various insects. Ages 8 to 12.

The Orphan of Awkward Falls by Keith Graves (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7814-2) is an illustrated novel inspired by the story of Frankenstein, with a splash of contemporary technology. Ages 9 to 12.

Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl (Nov., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7625-4) is a novel based on the life of Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. Ages 12-up.


Finger Puppet Books by Image Books issues Little Owl Finger Puppet Book (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0221-4); and Snow Baby Finger Puppet Book (Aug., $6.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0220-7), ages 1 to 4. Sophie Blackall’s Ivy and Bean return in Ivy and Bean Paper Dolls (Oct., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0279-5), ages 5 to 10; and No News Is Good News (Oct., $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-6693-4), ages 6 to 10. Worst-Case adds The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia by David Borgenicht (Aug., $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7690-2), ages 8-up; and Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure #2: Mars! by Borgenicht (Aug., $12.99, ISBN 978-0-8118-7124-2), ages 9 to 12.


The Story of Christmas by Pamela Dalton (Nov., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4521-0470-6). Scissor-cut art illustrates the story of the Nativity. All ages.


The King of Things/El Rey de Las Cosas: A Loteria Board Book by Artemio Rodriguez (Nov., $9.95, ISBN 978-1-935955-08-5). Woodcuts inspired by Mexican Loteria cards show Lalo dancing through an imagined kingdom. Ages 2 to 4.

Which Side Are You On?: The Story of a Song by George Ella Lyon, illus. by Christopher Cardinale (Sept., $17.95, ISBN 978-1-933693-96-5) tells the story of a song written in 1931 by Florence Reece during a rain of bullets and today sung by people fighting for their rights all over the world. Ages 7 to 12 .

The Coyote Under the Table/El coyote debajo de la mesa: Folk Tales Told in Spanish and English by Joe Hayes, illus. by Antonio Castro L. (Oct., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-935955-06-1). In this collection of New Mexican stories, a dog eating with his master slides food to a coyote under the table. Ages 8 to 12.

The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick (Sept., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-933693-84-2). Inspired by a 1928 incident, this novel reveals how hostility against the Jews erupts when a gentile girl disappears in the woods. Ages 13 to 17.


Oops! by Leo Timmers (Oct., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-105-4) introduces the concepts of over, under, around, and between. Up to age 3.

Ian’s New Potty by Pauline Oud (Nov., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-103-0) explains what happens (and doesn’t) when Ian is potty training. Up to age 3.

Kai-Mook by Guido van Genechten (Aug., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-096-5) showcases animal sounds and characteristics. Ages 3 to 5.

Because You Are My Friend by Guido van Genechten (Aug., $17.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-095-8) emphasizes the importance of friendship. Ages 3 to 5.

Happy Halloween! by Liesbet Slegers (Sept., $15.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-101-6) portrays the traditions of this holiday. Ages 3 to 5.

Little Snowman Stan by Guido van Genechten (Oct., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-108-5) relays a wintertime story about freedom and independence. Ages 3 to 5.


Kevin & Kate releases Kevin’s Christmas by Liesbet Slegers (Sept., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-104-7), up to age 3. And Ricky returns in Ricky’s Christmas Tree by Guido van Genechten (Sept., $16.95, ISBN 978-1-60537-106-1), ages 3 to 5.


(IPG/Trafalgar Square, dist.)

Bansi O’Hara and the Edges of Halloween by John Dougherty (Sept., paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-0-440-86792-0) is a follow-up to The Bloodline Prophesy. Ages 9 to 12.

The Vampire Hunters by Pete Johnson (July, paper; $8.99, ISBN 978-0-440-86939-9). A teen learns that his parents are half-vampire and that he’s about to become the same. Ages 9 to 12.


We Want You to Know: Kids Talk About Bullying by Deborah Ellis (Sept., paper; $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-463-7). Students ages nine to 19 talk about their experiences with bullying. Ages 12-up.

Drummer Girl by Karen Bass (Sept., paper; $14.95, ISBN 978-1-55050-462-0). When Sidney lands a spot as drummer in her high school band and fellow members insist she have a makeover, she learns to stand up for who she really is. Ages 14-up.



Vehicles on the Move offers four titles by Lynn Peppas, including Aircraft Carriers: Runways at Sea (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-2747-7; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2752-1); and Fighter Jets: Defending the Skies (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-2748-4; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-2753-8), ages 5 to 8. Habitats of Baby Animals has four additions by Bobbie Kalman, including Baby Animals in Land Habitats (Aug., $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-7731-1; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7744-1); and Baby Animals in Rainforest Habitats (Aug., $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-7732-8; paper; $6.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7745-8), ages 5 to 8. And Cultural Traditions in My World releases six titles, including Cultural Traditions in Brazil by Molly Aloian (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7583-6); Cultural Traditions in China by Lynn Peppas (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7584-3); and Cultural Traditions in India by Lynn Peppas (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7585-0, paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7592-8), ages 5 to 8.

Journey Through Space offers four titles, among them The Planets (Aug., $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-5307-0); and The Sun (Aug., $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-5309-4), ages 5 to 8. Sports Starters adds six volumes, including Stretch It Yoga (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-3153-5; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3164-1); and Splash It Swimming (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-3152-8; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-3163-4), ages 5 to 8. And Crabtree Connections has 11 additions, including Survival in the Jungle by Anita Ganeri (July $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-7858-5; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7880-6); Tadpole Story by Angela Royston (July $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-7859-2; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7881-3); Rain Forest by Sarah Levete (July $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-7843-1; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7865-3); and Want to Be a Knight? by Paul Mason (July $21.27; ISBN 978-0-7787-7845-5; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7867-7), ages 5 to 8.

All Over the Map issues four books, among them Atlas and Globe Skills (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-4490-0; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4495-5); and Climate Maps (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-4491-7; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4496-2), ages 8-11. There are four new Superstars books, including Justin Bieber by Lynn Peppas (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7607-9; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7612-3); and Lady Gaga by Molly Aloian (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7609-3; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7614-7), ages 8 to 11. Four titles join Let’s Rock!, including How to Be a Rock Collector (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7212-5; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7217-0); and What Are Fossils? (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7214-9; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7219-4), ages 8 to 11. And Science of Catastrophe issues four volumes by David West, among them Ecological Disasters (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7573-7; paper; $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7578-2); and Human-Made Disasters (Aug., $26.60; ISBN 978-0-7787-7575-1; paper $8.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7580-5), ages 8 to 11.

Green-Collar Careers gains four books, including Green Ways of Getting Around: Careers in Transportation by Diane Dakers (Aug., $31.93, ISBN 978-0-7787-4856-4; paper; $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4867-0); and Legally Green: Careers in Environmental Law by Susan Down (Aug., $31.93, ISBN 978-0-7787-4857-1; paper $10.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-4868-7), ages 10 to 14. Documenting the War of 1812 presents four volumes, among them Famous People of the War of 1812 (Aug., $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-7959-9; paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7964-3); and Major Battles of the War of 1812 (Aug., $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-7960-5; paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7965-0), ages 10 to 14. Among the six new Mountains Around the World titles are The Alps by Lynn Peppas (Aug., $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-7559-1; paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7566-9); and The Rocky Mountains by Molly Aloian (Aug., $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-7563-8; paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-7571-3), ages 10 to 14. And Dealing with Drugs introduces six volumes, including Crystal Meth by Carrie L. Cross (Aug., $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-5507-4; paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-5514-2); and Steroids by Erin Knight (Aug., $30.60, ISBN 978-0-7787-5511-1; paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-0-7787-5518-0), ages 10 to 14.

Series in French

Mon Animal offers Les Caniches (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-392-2); and Les Cochons D’Inde (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-391-5) by Bobbie Kalman, ages 5 to 8. Mini Monde Vivant adds Les Mammif’res by Kalman and Kristina Lundblad (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-393-9), ages 5 to 8. Joining Petite Monde Vivant is Kalman’s La Famille Des Dauphins (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-395-3); and La Toundra by MacAulay and Kalman (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-396-0), ages 8 to 11. And Sans Limites releases La Gymnastique by Kalman and John Crossingham (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-414-1); and Le Volleyball by Crossingham and Sarah Dann (Sept., paper; $9.95, ISBN 978-2-89579-413-4), ages 8 to 11.


The Lonely Pine by Aaron Frisch, illus. by Etienne Delessert (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-214-1) follows an Arctic pine tree through a year of changes. Ages 6 to 8.

The Rumor by Monique Felix (Sept., $16.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-219-6). An increasingly inaccurate rumor spreads as word of a hungry beast nearby travels through a village. Ages 6 to 8.

And the Soldiers Sang by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Gary Kelley (Sept., $17.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-220-2). A young soldier from Wales recounts the 1914 Christmas truce, when WWI enemies set guns aside and came together in friendship. Ages 9-up.

Lineup for Yesterday by Ogden Nash and Linell Nash Smith, illus. by C.F. Payne (Sept., $19.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-212-7) celebrates 24 legendary baseball players. Ages 9-up.

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers by Jane Yolen and J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Marc Chagall (Sept., $18.99, ISBN 978-1-56846-211-0) presents poems accompanied by 14 of Chagall’s works. Ages 11-up.



Built for Success adds four books by Sara Gilbert, among them The Story of Apple (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-061-5); and The Story of Ebay (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-062-2), ages 12 to 18. Living with Disease issues six titles, including Diabetes by Bill McAuliffe (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-074-5); and Heart Disease (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-075-2); and HIV/AIDS by Lori Dittmer (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-071-4), ages 12 to 18. War on Terror releases six volumes, among them Causes by Teresa Wimmer (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-097-4); and Pivotal Moments (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-102-5); and Methods of Warfare by Jessica Gunderson (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-101-8), ages 12 to 18. And six books by Valerie Bodden join Great Expeditions, includingTo the South Pole (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-069-1); To the Top of Mount Everest (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-070-7); and Through the American West (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-065-3), ages 12 to 18.

Among Ann Riggs’s six additions to Understanding Grammar are Common Grammatical Mistakes (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-092-9); Nouns and Pronouns (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-093-6); and Sentence Types and Punctuation (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-095-0), ages 12 to 18. Living Wild welcomes eight new volumes by Melissa Gish, including Owls (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-081-3); Pandas (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-082-0); and Whales (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-084-4), ages 12 to 18. Baseball: The Great American Game issues 30 titles, among them The Story of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by Sara Gilbert (Aug., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-044-8); The Story of the Boston Red Sox by Michael Goodman (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-034-9); and The Story of the Chicago White Sox by Nate LeBoutillier (Sept., $23.95, ISBN 978-1-60818-036-3), ages 12 to 18.


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Could It Happen to Anyone? by Mar Pavon, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-84-15241-03-4). In a store where children may not touch anything, Balzo accidentally bumps his head and makes a mess. Ages 5 to 7.


Clucky by Mar Pavon, illus. by Monica Carretero, introduces Clucky in the Garden of Mirrors (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-84-15241-04-1); and Clucky the Hen (Oct., $14.95, ISBN 978-84-15241-08-9), ages 5 to 7.

Titles in Spanish

Perdido y solo by Janan Cain (Sept., $15.95, ISBN 978-84-938240-8-2), ages 5 to 7; La coleccionista de palabras by Sonja Wimmer (Sept., $15.95, ISBN 978-84-938240-6-8), ages 5 to 7; Puede pasarle a cualquiera? by Mar Pavon, illus. by Sonja Wimmer (Oct., $14.95, ISBN 978-84-938240-7-5), ages 5 to 7; and La luz de tu corazon by Chara M. Curtis, illus. by Cynthia Aldrich (Sept., $15.95, ISBN 978-84-938240-5-1), ages 7 to 9.

Series in Spanish

Cocorina (Clucky) offers Cocorina en el jardin de los espejos by Mar Pavon, illus. by Monica Carretero (Sept., $14.95, ISBN 978-84-938240-9-9), ages 5 to 7.